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Ray Parascando - August 27, 2017

Serving God With Humility

When it comes to serving; whether that’s in church in your home, neighborhood, on your job, at school, or wherever that may be it’s all about humility. Some may think that it’s all about how much talent you have, how much you understand the full range of your spiritual gifts, your talent, personality, charisma, hairstyle, or the clothes that you wear. We often can find ourselves focusing on these areas, but the most important asset when it comes to serving is humility. Being humble in your serving and in your life most reflects Jesus Christ to others. While pride and arrogance push people away, humility draws people in. You are most effective when you are humble. If you want the blessing and endorsement of God on your whole life then you want to be humble. God gives grace to the humble. He exalts those who are willing to lower themselves. Especially in this age of entitlement, the celebration of fortune and fame, and glorifying self; humility is your most important asset in life.

Scripture References: John 13:1-17

From Series: "Apron Of Service"

It is no secret that the world is getting more self-centered with each passing day. In certain church circles, topics like material prosperity and creeds of self-help are taking priority over the humble teachings found in the Scriptures. Even volunteer opportunities have turned into a social media hashtag event of being noticed. All of this adds up to a self-serving focus of getting rather than giving. God desires, however, that His people would have an active faith by serving. First Peter 5:5b says, “All of you clothe yourselves with humility toward one another.” To clothe yourself with humility literally means to put an apron on of service, much like Jesus did while serving His disciples. Perhaps this was the very example and model Peter had in mind as he wrote this verse. Apron Of Service looks at the attitude and meaning of putting on the Apron of Service as well as how serving connects to the overall Christian lifestyle. Embracing the understanding of serving as laid out in the Scriptures is vital to growing and living out the Christian faith.

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